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Generational perspective necessary to do policy well

By Kieran Madden


Our view of human nature makes a big difference on which policies we devise and support. “If men were angels,…

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Promises and plans to change poverty in New Zealand

By Kieran Madden


A few weeks ago, my colleague wrote about Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s “courageous move” to introduce the Child Poverty Reduction…

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Work matters

Work matters


A Herald-DigiPoll released last week found that, in a survey of 750 voters, 51 percent thought that the in-work tax…

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New Zealand Families Today

New Zealand Families Today


A report out last week from the Families Commission offers a statistical demographic snapshot of New Zealand families today. Most…

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Broken Boughs: The role of effective family interventions

Broken Boughs: The role of effective family interventions

By Alex Penk


Too many New Zealand children are mired in dysfunction. But though the problems are bleak, we needn’t throw in the…

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Submission: <em>Income Splitting for families with children</em>

Submission: Income Splitting for families with children

By Alex Penk


Maxim Institute supports the introduction of income splitting, with two qualifications. Firstly, we believe there is a case for more…

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The Parent Factor 5: <i>Summary and Policy Recommendations</i>

The Parent Factor 5: Summary and Policy Recommendations


The final report in the award winning Parent Factor series, highlights the need for schools and principals to be trusted…

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The Parent Factor 4: <i>Access to education</i>

The Parent Factor 4: Access to education


Most New Zealand parents want to choose their child’s school, but under the current system, their ability to do so…

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The Parent Factor 3: <i>Information for parents</i>

The Parent Factor 3: Information for parents


The Parent Factor: Information for Parents paints a clear picture of the kind of schooling system parents want in this…

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The Parent Factor 2: <i>Valuing teachers</i>

The Parent Factor 2: Valuing teachers


This report finds that New Zealand parents want to see teachers valued and respected for the work they do and…

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The Parent Factor 1: <i>Freedom for schools</i>

The Parent Factor 1: Freedom for schools


This report finds that parents would like to select the school their children go to, and that only a minority…

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